Marco Island is the largest island out of all of Florida’s ten thousand islands. It is best known for its white sandy beaches and relaxing ambiance and is located just 30 minutes from Naples. It is the southernmost island on the southwest coast of Florida and is home to many wildlife and sea creatures, most notably, dolphins.

Marco Island Neighborhoods

The Estates

This community encompasses every desire you could ever have in a luxury home with large lots, incredible architecture and exceptional views.

The River Area

This neighborhood is a mixture of both old and new construction homes and is characterized by the large water-direct lots.

Key Marco

Key Marco is a gated community that offers grand homes with water views, a clubhouse and marina facility. This is the newest development on the island. The minimum home size is 3,000 square feet.

Hideaway Beach Club

This gated community is at the northwest corner of the island and offers a unique golf and country club atmosphere. Unlike many other Marco Island communities, there are no canal homes in Hideaway. All of the single-family homes are either inland or beachfront. The homes overlook the beach and Isles of Capri and there is an executive golf course in the community.

The South End

This is a boating-driven community. Everything is water-direct and most of the luxury homes and condos are within walking distance to the beach.

Things to do on Marco Island

The beaches on Marco Island are a true tropical escape – even during the winter months. The soft and sandy beaches along with the warm Florida sun create a perfect oasis for both residents and visitors. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you busy on the stunning Marco Island:

  • Take the six-passenger catamaran boat and have a captain show you the shimmering Gulf of Mexico on a two-and-a-half hour journey.
  • Stroll along the sandy shoreline and hunt for seashells. The Paradise Coast is known for having some of the most beautiful shells.
  • Book a waverunner tour of Ten Thousand Islands to see manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins. Tours with Marco Island Water Sports leave from the beach at the Marriott.
  • Book a spa day at the Marco Island Marriott Spa, which offers a private spa pool to catch some rays.
  • Quinn’s on the Beach presents a fire-dancer show at sunset and be sure to watch for the Green Flash. Legend has it that on certain nights a green light will flash across the sky as the sun descends into the horizon.
  • Spend the day nestled comfortably in a hammock with your favorite book or spend the afternoon drinking cocktails by the pool.

Restaurants on Marco Island

No matter what kind of food you’re craving, you can find it at a dining spot on Marco Island. Pay a visit to the Esplanade Shoppes and grab a bite to eat at CJ’s on the Bay for the freshest seafood in town. Be sure to also stop by Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Tara Steak and Lobster House, and Cold Stone Creamery for dessert.

Golf on Marco Island

People love to golf on Marco Island because of the many challenging courses available in the area. Below is a list of all of the golf courses on Marco Island:

Island Country Club – Private
18 holes over 6,573 yards with a par of 72
500 Nassau Rd – Marco Island, FL 34145

Hideaway Beach Golf Course – Private
9 holes over 1,844 yards with a par of 32
333 Hideaway Circle N – Marco Island, FL 34145

Hammock Bay – Private
18 holes over 7,000 yards with a par of 72
1370 Borghese Lane – Naples, FL 34114

The Golf Club At Fiddler’s Creek – Public
18 holes over 7,157 yards with a par of 72
3470 Club Center Blvd – Naples, FL 34114

Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, Flamingo Island Course – Public
18 holes over 7,171 yards with a par of 72
8004 Lely Resort Blvd – Naples, FL 34113

Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, Mustang Course – Public
18 holes over 7,217 yards with a par of 72
8004 Lely Resort Blvd – Naples, FL 34113-2602

Find Your Home of Marco Island

Ready to make a single family house on Marco Island your new home? Contact the team at Barry DeNicola Realty to get started on finding the perfect property. To take a look at current properties available, check out our listings. We are excited to partner with you in finding the property you’ve always dreamed of in a city we know you will love.